Feature removed: We decided to remove the ‘delete my own thread’ button, as it has caused some problems. Beyond that only a few of you have used it. We will get back to you in early 2009 with other measures to improve the quality.
Many of you have complained that there are numerous open, unanswered and/ or repetitive questions in the expert forums which lower their quality.
Currently we have 1,061,042 threads = questions with more than 4,500K posts.
- 360k questions are marked as closed / solved
- 323K are open
- 120K do not have a single reply
The remaining amount are either marked as ‘possibly_resolved’ or ‘assumed_resolved’.
That is why we developed the new ‘delete’ feature to help with forum cleanup.
We want to start an initiative to clean up our threads! Let’s clean up any thread which is not answered properly or contains comments, which indicate that it has a repetitive topic.
HOW CAN I DO MY PART?
Go into the forums and click on ‘Your Questions’ to see the complete list of all your questions, sorted by ‘resolved’ and ‘unresolved’.
Click on a question and press the delete button.
Ideally you are able to reduce the unresolved questions to zero. Please leave only questions which are not older than 2 weeks, open. Go over all your threads, even those you have marked ‘answered’, especially if you marked them answered in order to cope with the limitation of 10 open questions.
Please note that as soon as you have provided points for a question you cannot delete it anymore, and threads in Community Discussions and Community User Groups are not targeted by this initiative.
I’ll keep you informed about the progress and report the numbers on a weekly basis. Let’s go for a quantum jump and try to cut off 50% of the open questions!
I urge you to take action and help us improve our forum quality!